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Tea Party leader set to chair GOP

Tea Party activist Glen Englram is expected to become chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party on Feb. 10, when current Chairman Andrew Riddle files for a seat on the Board of Commissioners.

Riddle told the Republican Men's Club last week that Vice Chairman Englram will assume the top post and remain in it until the annual party convention on March 22. Republican Party officers will elect the chair of the party at the meeting.
Past chairman of the Blue Ridge Patriot Tea Party, Englram is a retired human resources manager who worked for pharmaceutical companies. In a Linked-In profile, Englram lists specialties including leadership coaching, talent management and employee engagement.
In Henderson County Englram has been active in Tea Party efforts to persuade the Board of Commissioners to pull its financial support of the Land of Sky Regional Council, which Tea Party members say is part of a U.N.-inspired "Agenda 21" movement that threatens property rights through actions by unelected bureaucrats.